JASON CREST Collected Works of Jason Crest (WHCD006)

1. Turquoise Tandem Cycle

2. Teagarden Lane

3. Patricia's Dream

4. A Place In The Sun

5. My House Is Burning

6. King Of The Castle

7. The Collected Works Of Justin Crest

8. Black Mass

9. Charge Of The Light Brigade

10. (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree

11. You Really Got A Hold On Me

12. Two By The Sea

13. Juliano The Bull

14. Education

15. Waterloo Road

16. Good Life

Active on the London club scene throughout 1967, the Good Thing Brigade attracted interest from EMI A&R man Tim Rice before changing their name to Jason Crest and signing with the Philips label at the end of the year. Over the next eighteen months they came close to the big-time with a run of excellent singles, although some of their finest performances - including three-minute lysergic pop nuggets like "King Of The Castle' and the Procol Harum-influenced "Teagarden Lane' - were inexplicably rejected by Philips and didn't get beyond acetate stage. This anthology rounds up every known Jason Crest studio recording, and comes complete with a stunning 16 page booklet that tells the band's story and features numerous previously unseen photos.

"For pure English psychedelia and catchy pop melodies, there were few finer exponents than Jason Crest, and almost everything here delivers. Great sound, full liner notes and lots of pix make this one more or less essential for British psych freaks." (Ugly Things)

 

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